Improving Transportation in Austin Texas- Mike Heiligenstein

The Williamson’s County Growth Summit recently had the opportunity to discuss the transport challenge that has been facing the State of Austin. In the panel, it included Mike Heiligenstein who is the Executive Director of the Central Texas Region Mobility Authority, the founder of Ride Scout Joseph Kosper, the Director of External Affairs at Texas Leandre Johns, and Jared Ficklin of Argo Design. The discussion was held at the Sheraton Georgetown, Texas Hotel and Conference Centre. The event was organized to discuss how technology has been changing the face of transportation in the region of Austin and the world in general.

In the discussion, Mike mentioned of the advanced technologies such as the driverless cars and ride sharing apps will help in the transformation of transportation infrastructure. Mike also said the Austin area still needs to expand its transportation capacity by constructing more and modernized roads. He did not forget to mention that the construction of more roads was a great opportunity to offer better transport services to the growing population in the Suburbs especially Williamson County.

The County of Williamson is one of the counties that have made efforts to construct good roads for the past 15 years, but according to Mike they need not stop the construction as the area is expanding in population. Mr. Ficklin was responding to the questions of what the policy makers need to do to prepare for the future need of transport in the country when he said the use of land codes need to remain flexible. Ficklin further explained even with the use of automated vehicles; the drivers will still need the garages, roads as well as parking areas. Ficklin explained that the current parking lot needs to be well designed in a way that it will be five feet tall, which is an inch taller than a car have multiple levels within the service station on one level and the charging station on the other level design that does not fit any current code.

Mike Heiligenstein is the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority in Austin Texas. Mike, a leader and his leadership skills alongside his vast knowledge, has given him a position at International Bridge as the President as well as Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Mike is known to a go-getter and is very passionate about transportation. He has been serving on the Advisory Board of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He is also involved in other committees and institutions that deal with transportation issues in the United States. Before taking the management responsibility at Mobility, Mike served tin the Williamson County for more than 23 years.


JustFab founders- Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg

Don Ressler is one of the few people that can be said to have a keen eye for business. He was part of the social media platform called MySpace. He worked with Adam Goldenberg during his stay at the company. He later left the company when another firm purchased myspace. Don Ressler went forth and started his business known as Intelligent Beauty. The new startup would grow to bring an income of a billion dollars in revenue. The level of success experienced with the startup was a clear sign that Don Ressler could succeed with online startups. His work at MySpace proved that he could be a master of business.

A few years later, Don Ressler shifted from selling technology products to selling items for women. He used his ideas and skills in internet marketing to create a successful business. The internet played a significant role in shaping his business model. Online transactions at become critical, and Ressler knew that he wanted to join the e-commerce market. The online stores have worked for Don Ressler and his partner, Adam Goldenberg. The company has had over 6 million subscribers from all over the world.

One of the most successful brands sold by the firm is known as Fabletics. It is a subsidiary company of JustFab. It has had a major success because of the creativity of its founders on Fabletics was co-founded by Kate Hudson, Adam Goldenberg, and Don Ressler. Under the leadership of Don Ressler, the firm has opened to several other stores. The company made a public announcement that it plans to open about 100 new stores within the next five years. Don Ressler has assisted in the opening of several Fabletics stores across the country. Shoppers that want to buy items offline can get their favorite activewear or try it in person. The e-commerce stores on Crunchbase have created a convenience in the way people purchase their items. The online platform comes with a subscription membership platform where one accesses items at discounted prices.

JustFab has perfected its subscription model of business. The subscription has enabled the company to deliver quality and personalized products. Adam and Don Ressler have played a huge role in the growth of the firm. The two have a way to get it right and accomplish their goals. There is a lot exciting to say about JustFab and its future. The company is on a fast road to expansion and boosting its sales.

Marc Sparks Is A Dedicated Entrepreneur

In 2015, a decision was made to move the offices of Timber Creek Capital. The reasoning behind the decision to move, as noted by principle Marc Sparks, focused on boosting collaboration. Collaborations are launched by businesses for one reason: to increase the chances of success. Marc Sparks is someone who absolutely knows what success entails.

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who never sits still. The image of the self-motivated entrepreneur is presented so much it becomes somewhat overused. Such is not the case with Sparks as he never really rests idly. Marc Sparks is always moving ahead with new plans, strategies, and ideas.

As a young man in Austin, TX, he launched his first startup not too long after graduating high school. Over the years, he has been involved with roughly a dozen startups. The grand journey of being a serial entrepreneur gave Sparks a tremendous amount of “real world” experience necessary to make his endeavors successful.

All of his experiences come through in crystal clear detail to those who read the exceptional book he wrote titled “They Can’t Eat You.” The odd title is perfect for the book, a tome that chronicles the ups and downs of his business adventures.

The value of the book is in the lessons it presents. Anyone who wishes to become a successful entrepreneur does need to examine the life stories of those who have previously succeeded at their endeavors in life.

Entrepreneurism is not an easy professional career path to follow. Only those who are strongly motivated to succeed and, honestly, also possess a desire to assist others are cut out for being an entrepreneur. Marc Sparks absolutely does fit all these positive points and more.

The Fascinating Correlation between Tech and Fashion Industries

Throughout the years, we have seen massive growth in fashion and technology sectors. Both industries have undergone a series of transformations in the last few decades. What’s more interesting though is the way that these two industries have grown together in the past and the question is what’s next? Where is fashion and technology headed in the near future? From two-deck cassette radios to iPods and from the 1970s Macintosh computer to MacBook Pros, we have all seen changes in these industries that nobody could have predicted.

Tech as a Playground for Fashion Designers

The fact is, technology will continue to grow with fashion. The popularity of tech inventions will depend on what society perceives as fashionable. Currently, the use of technology grants fashion designers immense possibilities. This bolsters creativity and innovation in the fashion industry in a composite intertwining of technology and fashion designs. Technology presents a playground for fashion designers, and the subsequent list of possibilities is endless. The two mechanisms work hand in hand. Technology needs fashion in a big way; some brilliant inventions can’t succeed if they are not seen as fashionable. A good example is the Google Glass which to some, maybe a very fascinating invention but at the time of the invention, wearing glasses wasn’t a very popular idea. Interested parties could shy away from the technology due to fear of stigmatization.

So, what’s next?

The industry intermarriage between fashion and technology could become more complex in the future. There are individual projects, currently underway that could change the future of technology as we know it. Designers may find a way to create energy using our typical daily activities, for instance, clothes that could use kinetic energy to charge smart devices. We should also expect the recycling of past fashion trends as we have seen before and also, the use of recycled and waste materials to create great outfits. The future of both industries will depend on how well they can be integrated towards the creation of a beautiful world.

About Christopher Burch
Christopher Burch is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital. His entrepreneurial values can be seen in the company’s investment philosophy and vision of imparting a lasting positive impact on clients’ lives. Burch Creative Capital’s portfolio includes Jawbone, Faena Hotel, and Universe most recently TRADEMARK, Poppin, Nihiwatu, Cocoon9 and ED by Ellen DeGeneres. Chris Burch has built himself a reputation for connecting innovation to impact by combining experience and understanding of human behavior.

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Experienced Business Lawyers Provide Reliable Advice

As a business person, you need to retain a lawyer or law firm that specializes in business or corporate law. Legal problems can occur at any time and it is important to address such issues promptly, and effectively. In Brazil, there are many good lawyers and law firms that render services to a wide variety of businesses and professionals.

First and foremost you would wish to consider an attorney that has addressed your sort of case in the past. When an attorney deals with this sort of problem, there is significant case law to be studied as well as related information that needs to be reviewed and collected. On the other hand, when you deal with a lawyer or attorney who has taken care of lots of comparable problems, you will find that they’ll be already updated on the current info. They will absolutely have far better ways to proceed compared to getting an attorney with no experience.

A lot of the research and messy tasks will likely be performed by clerks and also paralegals. This should not dissuade you from utilizing an attorney. Nevertheless, it does not take a lot of knowledge to do a basic study. You just wish to make sure that the person you are talking with is the attorney who will be taking care of your case and will be following up with you when you have issues.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is one of the most experienced lawyers in the Brazilian legal system. He has catered to clients for many years and is highly regarded in the industry. His clients come from a wide variety of industries and are always praising him for his caring attitude and dedication to excellent service.

As a renowned lawyer, Ricardo Tosto strives to ensure the best results for his clients. He keeps them updated on the progress of their case and what to expect. There’s nothing even more inconvenient in this problem than not knowing what is happening, and he understands that. With Ricardo Tosto you expect to be informed throughout the procedure.

Security is an Asset

Security is a major concept and objective for prisons and jails to meet. IN order to provide this general need, however, there needs to be attention paid to corruption within the system itself. There are unfortunately a number of corrections officers, police officers and other prison and jail house personnel that are criminals themselves thanks to their direct interactions with inmates and their lack of willpower to stay away from certain temptations. In order to combat this, an information technologies firm, Securus Technologies, has decided to offer additional updated support to its products for individuals to enjoy and develop peace of mind from.


Securus Technologies is a high quality provider of excellent communications and security options to their customer base. Their customers, who are primarily incarcerated individuals living within the American prison system, as well as a number of justice system employees, need valuable forms of open communication tools to get them through the day. One of Securus’ best products is a downloadable application that can be used by customers to communicate directly with family members and loved ones over video chat technology. For inmates this means that their family members no longer need to travel long distances or to worry about annoying and often times uncomfortable security checks. Securus has provided for these people a way to feel much safer in a very unsafe environment.


The products and services that Securus Technologies provides to its customers are those that offer an excellent way to escape a world of danger and uncertainty. The addition of new reforms in upgrading and expanding on recently developed projects means that Securus Technologies is not only a company that cares for its customers, but one that cares for everyone regardless of their past decisions in life. This is important for incarcerated individuals in America.


Lovaganza Continues Shooting The ‘Convoy” Trilogy

The Lovaganza Foundation has finally begun shooting the trilogy that it hopes will form the basis of the work it hopes to complete in a bid to bring a better quality of life to the people of the world beginning with children in all areas of the Earth. There is much to appreciate in the way the Lovaganza Foundation is hoping to change the planet for the better, including the fact the foundation is hoping to use the profits from the movies it produces to fund existing programs that should assist in achieving the aims of those who established Lovaganza; the foundation has laid down the areas of life it hopes to assist young people in improving, including better access to clean water and living in a peaceful environment.

In order to achieve these aims the Lovaganza Foundation is working on a trilogy of movies that will be shot simultaneously that tells the story of a priest who is looking to bring a message of love and happiness to the world. The trilogy produced by the foundation will be known as the “Lovaganza Convoy” and will begin with “Follow Your Sunshine” at The first movie will introduce the characters who will have their story expanded upon in “The Prophecy”, a movie that is being shot with French model and actress Marie Ange Casta in a leading role.

These three blockbuster movies are described by writer and director J.F. Gagnon as being created in a classic Hollywood style that will reflect the golden age of movie production when traditional moral values were an important part of the studio system. The makers of the “Lovaganza Convoy” believe the values of the movies produced should be reflective of the aims the foundation has for the future; the story will pit a band of friends from a traveling show against a secretive organization determined to stop the message of love and peace from making its way to the wider world.

The production of the “Lovaganza Convoy” has already begun to make its way around the world and has been bringing some of the most respected technicians in the industry together in a bid to help children through the Lovaganza entertainment offerings on Facebook.  The small community of Frigiliana, Spain is one of those communities that has already been home to filming and seen a boost to the local economy of over $30,000 as the production passed through the town and filmed some scenes.

The Davos Real Estate Group helping Investors to overcome Barriers in the Real Estate Industry

It is often said that many people refuse to make investments due to the lack of knowledge. Indeed, some investors fail in their investments due to poor decision-making. Poor decision-making is often caused by lack of knowledge or enough experience.

Making profits from the real estate industry can be quite tricky for new entrants. They may end up buying overvalued properties that do not align with their financial goals. Individuals investing in real estate need to have some facts at their fingertips.

For instance, they need to know the estimated value of their property after a few years to determine if it will have gained or lost value. They also need to know the estimated income that they could receive from their property. Such information helps investors in to develop a rough estimate of the much they can make from a real estate investment.

Investors in the real estate industry also need to know the costs incurred in the process of acquiring properties, legal fees, commissions applicable, and other related figures.

The Davos Real Estate Group moved to fill the gap identified in the market. Under a year ago, the firm commissioned a project of developing an app that could help real estate investors to make better investment decisions. Ideally, the app was intended to be able to make projections on how much income a real estate investment could fetch a client. Six months later, the product was ready to be rolled out.

The Davos Real Estate Group revealed that the calculator was only the first app that they had released. They promised that more apps would be unveiled in the market in the future. The firm also stated that their apps are set to add value to the life of a real estate investor and other parties involved in any form of real estate investments.

The Davos Real Estate Group is part of a vast network that makes up the Davos Financial Group, a group of companies that were founded by David Osio in 1993.

David Osio was educated in Universidad Católica Andrés Bello from where he later joined the banking industry before becoming the founder of the Davos Financial Group.

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The Brexit Exit Plan Is Still A Mystery But The Brexit Gold Coin Is Making Headlines

The European Union has no idea what the United Kingdom plans to do when it comes to breaking ties with the European Union. The economic minister of Germany recently told the BBC that reality is still a mystery in London. The European Union needs a realistic plan to proceed, but as far as the United Kingdom is concerned, there is still a lot of mud in the political water. The Brits are dealing with several internal issues like rising inflation and unemployment, plus the pound is at its lowest value point in recent history. Prime Minister Theresa May is still working out a negotiating position with the European Union and that won’t be ready until March 2017. But there is good news surfacing in the United Kingdom. The new Brexit gold coin is a clear-cut winner.

The Brexit coin program has created a renewed interest in coin collecting and coin investing in Britain. The coin program was initiated by the European company, Coin Invest Trust. The Coin Invest Trust company not only issued a £5 and a £20 gold coin, but they also issued a £1, £5, and £20 silver coin. The gold coins are .999 fine gold and the silver coin is .999 fine silver. The Brexit coins are works of art, and collectors, as well as investors, have gobbled the coins up at a frenzied pace, according to the U.S. Money Reserve President Philip Diehl. Mr. Diehl is an expert in the rare and investment coin business. Diehl told his clients that the Brexit coins have the outlined of the United Kingdom on the face colored by the Union Jack Flag, and the reverse side of the coins has the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II imprinted in a bold and flattering way.

Phil Diehl is the former director of the U.S. Mint, so he has connection around the globe as well. When Diehl heard about the Brexit coin program in June, he immediately decided to buy the coins for his clients. According to Diehl, buying Brexit gold coins is an excellent investment. He is recommending them for retirement account because of what is happening in the gold market. The silver Brexit coins are also a good investment, but the silver Brexit dollar sold out by August 5th, so the price of that coin has already increased.

Collecting coins can be tricky, but Diehl believes the silver and gold Brexit coins are highly collectible and investors should buy them now.

The Story of Venezuelan Singer, Norka Luque  

Childhood Of Norka Luque, A Star In The Making

Norka Luque is a Venezuelan pop, dance and Latin genre singer and musical performer. She was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Residing in the nation’s capital and in a cosmopolitan surrounding, Norka Luque grew up with the arts all around her. As a child, her parents exposed her to a variety of music, singing and dance. She studied playing the piano and even had her own voice coach. Norka Luque also studied ballet and flamenco. Spanish flamenco is a unique form of dance that incorporates Arabic dress and dance with traditional Spanish Basque costumers, designs and dance moves. 154737 dt 16 10 16

Norka’s early exposure to music and the performing arts helped her win many contests as a young singer and performer. She amazed audiences at fairs and won several junior competitions. Stars who she would later perform alongside would watch the youngster and marvel at her talent.

Going Abroad To France And Being In A Band For The First Time

Finishing up school in Caracas, Venezuala, Norka Luque decided to head to France where she would study business administration. Her heart, has always been on the performing arts and music. She decided to study fashion and the culinary arts as well while being in France. At the same time, she joined a band and performed as a vocal singer. She did not breakthrough as a singer and dismayed but not down she decided to try her luck elsewhere. Norka would complete her studies in business in France but was determined to strike out and make a name for herself in music.

Miami Brings Norka Luque Opportunity

Norka Luque went next to Miami, Florida. It was known as a hub for many artists, musicians and had a large Spanish speaking community.

As luck would have it, Norka Luque would perform an audition for a world famous Latin music director. He was so impressed with Norka Luque he decided to go ahead and work with her. His first solo hit single was soon released that was called “As You Do It.” This was followed by “Millagro” or “Miracle” in English. Her latest song “Tomorrowland” has also proven to be a hit. It is a dance song.

The story of Norka Luque shows that if you are passionate about something you should keep trying at it. With hard work, determination a little luck you can break through and achieve great things.